Halloween Weekend


Domaine LA’s Wine Tasting
The “Collectors’ Series” will be led by Amanda Crawford, former head of Spectrum Auctions and will focus on how to start buying wine to put away and age. They will be showing wines that are more predictably collectible (Napa Cabernet) as well as those that might be easier on the wallet but simultaneously age-worthy (Muscadet). Amanda will also discuss how to both source and store wines for the long term. $15 (Domaine LA will give 10% off bottles featured in the tasting); Sunday, 2-5; 6801 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038; 323.932.0280

Gratis Shaves at Baxter Finley
It’s Movember time! Baxter Finley is offering gratis shaves Saturday to kick off Movember. Plus, they’ll give you a gift bag with face-grooming products and a razor. Saturday, 11 am-9 pm; 515 N La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA; 310.657.4726

Stan Lee’s Comikaze
Here’s one for the “nerds.” This three-day festival features signings from Game of Thrones actors (Ok, I would be totally into that), a cosplay contest, and a Guinness World Record attempt at the biggest game of Tetris. $30/one day pass, $70/three day pass; Friday, 1 – 7 pm, Saturday, 9 am – 7 pm, Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm; LA Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Hungry for Tokyo Restaurant Month
Indulge in the unique flavors of Tokyo at select L.A.-based restaurants offering special “Hungry for Tokyo” menus. Participating restaurants include Asanebo, Katsu-Ya West Hollywood, Sotto, Picca, Superba Food + Bread, Hirozen, Sushi Roku and others. When you order a specialized Tokyo-themed menu item, you’ll receive a copy of the “Tokyo Gourmet Guide,” a booklet containing insider information on the best foodie-destinations in Tokyo. Saturday-November 30

Yellowtail Sunset Strip
Renowned chef Akira Back and the Light Group joined forces with Lore Group (Rock and Reilly’s, Pearl’s) to open Yellowtail Sunset Strip, a indoor-outdoor eatery with warm woods, golden upholstery, mixed-metal touches and gold tiles at the entrance. The airy first-floor dining room features a central bar and lounge area, that features mixologist Michael Monrreal’s “heightened sensory” cocktail menu. A staircase curves past a sushi stage en route to a second dining room and patio upstairs, where you can enjoy city views while dining on lobster carpaccio, duck prosciutto and Back’s signature Jeju Domi (line-caught red snapper from the island of Jeju, South Korea, topped with gochujang sauce). 8768 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.360.0366

The Breeders’ Cup
This massive event at Santa Anita has all the horsey racing, plus hot dogs from Dog Haus in the VIP and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy in the infield (Saturday). You can get glammed up for festivities with services from the Breeders’ Cup Beauty Menu at Chuan Spa at the Langham Huntington Pasadena. Stop by for a Kerstin Florian Eye Rescue Treatment, Nail Refreshers with Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab, or get immediate flawless skin with HydraFacial™ Essential and more. Friday-Sunday; Santa Anita, 285 W Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007; 626.574.7223

Red Bull Sound Select 30 Days In LA
This month-long, multi-event music festival/party is perfect to find your next favorite band. The city will be filled with performances of small bands in small venues for small fees. win-win-win.

Hello Kitty Con 2014
Celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary at the world’s first official Hello Kitty Convention. Hello Kitty Con 2014 is a global gathering to celebrate all things Hello Kitty. Throughout the weekend, learn everything you need to know about Hello Kitty, go to a Hello Kitty workshop, visit panel discussions, shop for exclusive hello kitty merchandise and more. $20-30; Friday-Sunday; The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, 152 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Hello Kitty Sour
In celebration of Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary and the first-ever official Hello Kitty Convention in Los Angeles, Chaya’s Downtown is serving a special Hello Kitty Sour cocktail. The drink is made with Plymouth Gin, simple syrup, homemade yuzu juice, cage-free organic egg whites and an Aperol mist. A mocktail will also be available, made with pumpkin cream in lieu of gin & egg whites. Friday-November 30; 525 S Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90071; 213.236.9577

Picca’s Late Night Anticuchos Menu
Picca has started a late night Anticuchos menu. You get three tasty anticuchos and wash them down with new cocktails from Julian Cox on the menu too. $20; Sunday-Thursday, 9-11 pm; 9575 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035; 310.277.0133

Cadet Opens
Chef Kris Tominaga’s first solo spot it all about the wood-fired grill is king. Jeff Weinstein (The Counter, Freddy Smalls) is also behind this new eatery. You find a large rustic interior with fare from the French countryside. Dishes include tartines, oxtail and onion soup, wood-roasted octopus and turnips, grilled rabbit boulettes, ember roasted black bass, porcini & chestnut bread pudding, and grilled pork collar (all of which you can add bone marrow to). Opens Sunday; 2518 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA; 310.828.3300

Playa Provisions‘ Dia de Los Donut
Kristin Feur has created a Dia de Los Donut, which will be sold during brunch and dinner. The Donut is a brioche donut with cinnamon-walnut ice cream, spicy chocolate sauce, a sugar skull, edible confetti, and a cocoa powder skull stencil. $9; Saturday; 119 Culver Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90293; 310.683.5019

WP24 Restaurant‘s“Sweet Flights of Fancy
Enjoy specialty drinks and desserts inspired by the late fall and winter harvest. Executive Pastry Chef Michael Moorhouse’s special dessert menu will feature an elegant take on classic holiday treats infused with delicate Asian spices. Through November and December, the three pairings will include: Late Harvest Dessert Wine, made with sweet grapes from the Vogelzang Vineyard in Santa Ynez Valley, paired with the Kabocha Squash Cheesecake; 10 Spice Scented Cider paired with the Apple Almond Tart; Spiked Chai Hot Chocolate, paired with a Semi-sweet Chocolate Tart. $25 for all three, $10 for dessert course or the cocktail flight for $15; 900 W Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.743.8824

PPOA Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest is still going down in November! Head to the rooftop of the Standard Downtown to enjoy sweeping views with your brews. There will be German beers and brats, contests, and Bavarian damsels. Saturday, 2-6 pm; 550 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, CA

How Dry
Matthew Biancaniello creates his produce-driven drinks for drought awareness, with everyone from Ari Taymor, Rose Lawrence (Red Bread), Daniel Mattern and Roxanna Jullapat (Cook’s County), Bruce Kalman (Union), Valerie Gordon (Valerie) Belcampo Meat Co. will be preparing delectable bites. Spirits come via local distillery Greenbar Collective, where a the ticket includes one drink, six food tickets, and admission for one. $37.50 donation; Sunday; Greenbar Craft Distillery, 2459 E. 8th St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

ICE at Santa Monica
ICE will freeze over the corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue with a real ice rink that’s operated by Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. The rink has lessons that are available through the Randy Gardner’s School of Skating and Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. has teamed up with the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings hockey program to provide hockey lessons for skaters of all skills. The rink will celebrate with a Grand Opening celebration open to the public on November 6, 6-10 pm and will be headlined by a performance from the California Gold Synchronized Skating team. You can join a cookie decorating station, an interactive wintry-themed photo-booth, and mobile screen-printing activations. $15 (includes skate rental and unlimited skating for day of purchase); Saturday-January 19, (Grand opening November 6, 6-10 pm); 1324 5th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.260.1199Ice@DowntownSM.com

Tarot Card Reading
Andaz West Hollywood will partner up with Intuitive Guide and Tarot Card Reader Sterling Mire for a free tarot card reading. Readings will be held on a sign-up basis in the hotel lounge on the first level. Mingle at the Riot House Bar for happy hour prior to your reading and be prepared to have your life’s deepest questions unlocked. Named one of Los Angeles’ Top 10 Psychics, Sterling helps her clients discover their inner selves and fulfill their greatest desires. Friday, 5-7 pm; 8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood

Celebrate Halloween and Día de los Muertos with makeup artists who will be creating unique sugar skull face paintings on anyone who visits the HERDEZ® Brand booth located in front of TASTE at FIGat7th. Free; Friday, 10 am-4 pm; in the TASTE Courtyard on the plaza level, 735 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Pumpkin Beer at Buzz Wine Beer Shop
Have a low key Halloween. Head to Buzz for a tasting of five pumpkin beers, like a chocolate pumpkin porter and smoked-pumpkin cider. Then, if you’re up for it, join the craziness outside. $10; Friday; 6-10 pm; 460 S Spring St., Los Angeles, CA; 213.622.2222

West Hollywood Halloween Party
It wouldn’t be a Los Angeles Halloween with the legendary West Hollywood Halloween parade. It’s the largest Halloween street party in the world, so prepare to be amazed. Dress up, drink, dance, and get weird on Santa Monica Blvd. Free; Friday, 6 pm; Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Bigfoot West “Halloween Party Costume Contest”
First, second and third place winners will receive drink tokens and you can jam to classic Halloween tunes from DJ SUM, along with live music by Reverend Tall Tree. There will be special Halloween punch and cocktails and Tarot card readings. Friday, 9:30 p.-2 am; 10939 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034; 310.287.2200

DTLA Halloween Block Party
Celebrate Halloween in DTLA with DJs, drinks, eats, and trick-or-treats! Free (cash bar0; $50 open bar til 11 pm; Friday, 8 pm- 2 am; Chinatown Central Plaza, 475 Gin Ling Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012

4th Annual “Jeepers Creepers” Halloween Bash
The award-winning and premium Selvarey Rum and The Wellesbourne have teamed up to transformed The Wellesbourne from an elegant English Manor house to a haunted mansion, with plenty of Selvarey spirits flowing. Enjoy complimentary tastings of Selvarey’s Panamanian White and Cacao sipping rums with co-founder Marc Gold. DJ Eric Sharp will be spinning throwbacks, contemporary remixes, and monster mash-worthy tunes, while you can participate in a costume contest with prizes, a Halloween themed photo booth, and have your picture taken by professional photographer. $10 (includes one Selvarey Rum punch cocktail); Friday, 6 pm–2 am, with complimentary Selvarey Rum tastings from 6-9 pm; 10920 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

The Bungalow’s Monster Mash Party
The Bungalow is throwing down a good party for Halloween. Costumes are required! Friday, 5 pm-2 am; 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA; 310-899-8530

The Rise Of The Jack-O’-Lanterns
Check out insanely cool jack-o’-lanterns that will be on display at The Rise. Stroll through the trail to see more than 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins created by professional artists and sculptors. Friday-Sunday; Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr.; 818.949.4200

Wok-ing Dead 2 Halloween Party
Head to the largest Halloween party on the Westside at Wokcano Santa Monica. The party features music by DJ Frankie, costume contests and food & drink specials from 8-10 pm. Drink, dance and celebrate this multi-level outdoor space with fellow zombies and ghouls. $20, $25/VIP; Friday, 8 pm; Wokcano Santa Monica, 1413 5th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.497.6324

Sassafras‘ Halloween
Halloween at Sassasfras brings the spirit and voodoo of New Orleans to the heart of Hollywood. With the mystique of an old saloon, the sounds of blues, Tarot card readings, a fortune teller, and flavors captured through an array of voodoo brews and punches, you will be transported down to the spooky south. Friday, 9:30 pm-2 am; 1233 N. Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90038; 323.467.2800

Invade the Parade Pre-Party on Halloween Day at Rock & Reilly
Rock & Reilly’s will be celebrating Halloween with an “Invade the Parade” pre-party ahead of the parade on Santa Monica Blvd. There will be pumpkin infused whiskey shots ($10), drink specials for those wearing costumes and they’ll be pouring Wilhelm Scream, Magic Hat’s Pumpkin Ale on draft. Friday; 8911 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.360.1400

Angel City Brewery’s Weekend of the Dead
The brewery is hosting a party where you should arrive dressed to impress in your best costumes (cash and Angel City gear will be awarded for best individual and best group costumes). A face painter will be on-site, along with performances by local bands Welfair and Blackwater Jukebox from 6:30-9:30 and Dogtown Dogs will be parked outside with their gourmet hot dogs. On Sunday, head back for a free Dia de los Muertos celebration from noon-10 pm. The event will feature a Beer Bazaar, ”Los Muertos”- style, with specialty vendors, face painting, and food from Taqueria el Severo and Si Paletas. There will be a special “Day of the Dead” gallery exhibit featuring seven local artists with works spanning a variety of mediums. Free; Friday, 6 pm-midnight; 216 South Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.622.1261

Tortilla Republic West HollywoodBoo Ball
Enjoy specialty cocktails, bites, live music, photo booth, and festive décor. Additionally, the newest location Tortilla Republic Laguna Beach, will have its 1st annual Boo Ball, offering a costume contest at midnight as well as a “Adult trick or treat” and a photo booth. Tortilla Republic will provide a Boo Bites menu, which includes Seared Albacore Tuna Bites with ancho Chile crusted, mango & radish slaw, avocado, and salted chili lime; Huarache de Hongos Bites with crispy corn flatbread, cremini & oyster mushrooms, roasted shallots, baby arugula, and Monterey Jack & Manchego cheese; TR Boo Sliders with three mini hamburgers featuring premium American Wagyu beef, roasted poblano, caramelized onion, chipotle aioli, watercress, and sweet potato fries with cilantro & lime zest; andPrime Tenderloin Steak Taco with fajita rub, salsa de mesa, and tequila slaw. Friday, 8 pm-2 am; 616 N Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.657.9888

W Hollywood Halloween
Join a trio of Halloween events, each of which features multiple rooms with every kind of music. Plus, there is a hotel-wide haunted house. On Saturday, 9 pm-2 am: go all-out for the Day of the Dead at #DiadelosMADE, complete with costume party and Top 40, hip-hop, and house music. $25+ (advanced general admission); Friday, 9 pm-2 am; 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.798.1300

Shade Hotel’s Circus Halloween Bash
Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach will have a creepy circus theme to host one of the area’s best Halloween bashes. In addition to the Halloween carnival-inspired decorations, Shade Hotel will also offer specially crafted cocktails, a cotton candy machine, and an array of entertainment including a magician, tarot card reader, DJ and more. A selection of small bites from zinc@shade’s regular tapas menu will also be available and will feature the Lobster Brie Corndogs, Buffalo Chicken Lollipops, Mini Truffle Kobe Beef Sliders, in addition to Chef Chris Garasic’s signature Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Free; Friday, 7 pm; 1221 N. Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach; 310.546.4995

Sonoma Wine Garden‘s Halloween Bash
Kick off the night with one of Rob Floyd’s signature cocktails then dance the night away with beats by DJ LE. Tickets include entry as well as one complimentary drink and can be purchased here. $50+; Friday; 395 Santa Monica Pl., #300, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 424.214.4560

ACME Hospitality Group Crawloween in DTLA
All five of its Downtown LA bars will have uniquely themed parties. The Patrick Batemans and Freddy Kreugers will want to gather with like masterminds at Library Bar’s (630 West 6th St., Suite 116-A, Los Angeles, CA 90017) Villains bash, whereas the undead can bond over similar interests and mutations at Sixth Street Tavern’s (630 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017) Zombie Prom. Any way the creepy crawler slices it, each bar will dole out candy treats, throw in a few undisclosed tricks, offer a signature spiked punch for $4, and judge a costume contest around 11:30 pm. You can cut your own path and visit each bar as you please and each party is completely free. Friday, 7 pm-1:30 am

Cecconi’s (G)hosts “Monster’s Ball” Bash for Halloween
Cecconi’s is offering an escape from the chaos of Santa Monica Blvd. this year with a “Monster’s Ball” bash with live music, dancing and food & drink specials. There will be dancing and the full menu available on the patio ($20/person min).  Food specials from Chef de Cuisine Alessio Biangini will include Roasted Pumpkin, Gorgonzola and Speck Pizza, Bombolini alla Nutella, Fontina, Black Truffle Burger & Truffle Fries (At the bar only), while cocktails from Bar Captains Luigi Capasso and Juan Martinez will include the Pumpkin Margarita (Tequila Anejo, Pumpkin Liquer, Pumpkin Puree, Fresh Lemon) and the Dark & Stormy (Black Rum, Ginger Beer, Fresh Lime). Free; Costume encouraged. Friday, 9 pm-1:30 am; 8764 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90069; 310.432.2000

Candy & Wine Tasting
Vintage Enoteca is having a one-night-only Halloween candy & wine tasting event featuring your own individual bowl of Halloween Candy with a flight of four different wines (2.5 oz pours). They are carefully paired to create a classier Halloween night experience. This year’s theme is Movie Theater Candy. Raisinettes and an opulent Syrah/Grenache blend, anyone? $25; Friday, 5 pm-midnight; 7554 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; 323.512.5278

Halloween & Three Day Rule
This Halloween, join Three Day Rule & EOW at The Viceroy Santa Monica! Party on two Dance Floors with two DJs along with costume contests and discounted Veuve Cliquot. Friday, 9 pm-2 am; 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles‘ Spa Spooktacular
Hollywood’s masters in metamorphosis are offering professional Halloween makeovers. Whether the end result is sexy or sinister, the spa’s special effect makeup artists can easily create any look. Special effects express services are priced from $30, and include the following: faux lash application, fang bites, superhero eye mask, Daisy Buchanan, Marilyn Monroe or Kate Middleton (Flapper, Starlet or Princess), Slit throat, and half-skeleton face. Full Face Transformations are priced from $150, and include the following: Wicked Witch face, Grumpy Cat/animal face, bride of death, Walking Dead zombie face, Day of the Dead skull face, Geisha face, and Demon face. In addition, a full fantasy transformation – from hair to make-up – can be accommodated upon request. Complementing the Halloween offerings, all spa guests will enjoy fresh apple cider and house-baked ginger cookies within the spa’s sanctuary. Friday & Saturday; 900 W Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.763.4400

Halloween at The Montalban
This new-this-year event has each tier of the Montalban theatre dedicated to a classic character played by Ricardo, plus the rooftop will be a recreation of Fantasy Island1615 N Vine St., Hollywood, CA 90028; 323.871.2420

Halloween Bash
Cinespia, FYF and Ace present the first ever Halloween bash at the Ace Los Angeles. Party in a legendary haunted 1920s movie theater, in the towering lobby, and on the hotel’s gorgeous rooftop. The evening begins with a brand new, fully restored print of John Carpenter’s original Halloween, the ultimate horror movie projected on the big screen! Next, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks perform live on stage, the latest (and scariest) musical incarnation from Animal Collective’s resident psychopath. At the witching hour the dance party begins with the mighty J. ROCC of the Beat Junkies. Visit the haunted hallway upstairs and witness the theatre’s ghostly past in a Halloween experience designed by Cinespia. The Ace rooftop features two bars, a jacuzzi pool and fireplace under a gothic tower where DJs spin all night long. Visit the themed photo booth downstairs in the Pickford Screening room. Costume required for entry; $45-95; Friday, 8:30 pm, show: 9:30 pm; 929 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton
The legendary composer performs pieces from his 16 films with Burton and reprises his role as Jack Skellington’s singing voice at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Friday & Saturday; 777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles, CA; 213.763.6020

Vampire Masquerade at Couture
Deck yourself out in your sexiest Halloween wares and hit Couture nightclub for an evening of live music, DJ tunes, costume contest and more. $20+; Friday, 8:30 pm-2 am; 1640 N Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s
Explore the German Expressionist film history through nearly 250 objects on view at LACMA’s newest exhibition. La Cinémathèque française partnered with the museum for the show and has a huge collection of set design drawings to go with an array of film clips, photographs, posters, documents, and cameras on view. Kino Ektoplasma—a three-screen installation created for the exhibition by Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, and Galen Johnson—resurrects lost films of the Expressionist era in film sequences. Through April 26; 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; 323.857.6000

LACMA Costume Ball: The Living Museum
Join the 11th-annual LACMA Halloween party, where you are encouraged to attend dressed as a work of art, wander the galleries after-hours, and dance the night away. Globally renowned creative label Warp Records presents a night of music from Oneohtrix Point Never, Thug Entrancer starts the party in the Los Angeles Times Central Court, followed by Oneohtrix Point Never’s performance and a special AV show. Cap off your night with an after-party in the galleries. Prizes for the best costume. Cash bars and food for purchase available until 1 am. $50+; Friday, 9 pm; LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles; 323.857.6010

3rd Annual Haunted Blood Vessel
Spend your Halloween sailing on a luxury yacht taking in views of the Marina del Rey harbor. The party features an all-star lineup of DJs performing live on three decks, party favors and more. $30+; Friday, 8:30 pm-1 am; Hornblower Cruises, Entertainer Yacht, 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA

The Culver Hotel’s Halloween
Have a “Wicked” good time with happy hour specials including garlic fries to ward off the vampires, deviled eggs, and $7 specialty cocktail “potions” offered from 4-7 pm. The grand lobby comes to life at 7:30 pm with Live Jazz Music, for you to enjoy as you gaze at the Scary Silent Movies projected on the walls. The newly renovated Velvet Lounge has an exclusive, reservation-only bottle service experience ($250-$400/bottle). Dress in your Halloween best for an epic Costume Contest because at midnight, the owner of The Culver Hotel will award the best-dressed guest with one free night’s stay at The Culver Hotel and a $50 gift certificate to be used in the restaurant and bar. Friday; 9440 Culver Blvd., Culver City, California 90232; 310.558.9400

The Raymond/1886’s Halloween
Legend has it, the old Raymond cottage is still haunted by the ghost of original founder, Walter Raymond. Join the team at 1886 Bar this Halloween for a chance to sip on the Hobgoblin, a ghoulishly crafted cocktail available exclusively through the weekend featuring Apple Jack brandy, house made pumpkin syrup, all spice dram, cinnamon and fresh lemon juice, garnished with a chocolate spider web. Friday, 5 pm-2 am; 1250 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.441.3136

Suncafe’s Halloween
The award-winning, plant-based eatery will be offering a special, limited selection of seasonal pumpkin brews. Can’t decide which brew to try first? SunCafe is offering a special harvest flight of four beers for only $12! They will also be offering a weekend harvest happy hour, featuring food specials and a $1 off all beer, wine, cocktails and Kombucha from 4 pm-close. FridaySunday, 4 pm-Close; 10820 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604; 818.528.2550

Venice Whaler’s Halloween
Pirates have taken over The Venice Whaler, and they’re throwing the best Halloween bash West of Lincoln with The Greatest Halloween Bash: Dead Sailors and Sea Captains!  Navigate through a haunted house of horrors and head straight to the Crab Shell Bar to grab one of their craft cocktail “Potions,” including spooky specials featuring El Tesoro Tequila.  There will be henna tattoos, face painting, caricatures, and Tarot Card Reading. There will be a DJ upstairs and below deck, Mojo Voodoo Gypsies and The Vintage Belles will be performing a dark and sexy Burlesque Show. Come dressed in costume for your chance to win prizes- winners of the Costume Contest will be announced at midnight. Friday, 9 pm-2 am; 10 West Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292; 310.821.8737

Zengo’s Halloween
Zengo is celebrating Halloween by offering two specialty cocktails for only $5 each! The Vampire’s Punch combines vodka with a splash of sour, fresh guava puree and cranberry juice with spider ring hanging from the rim of the glass, and theBlood Orange Margarita with Blanco Tequila, blood orange puree, a splash of sour and a black salt rim. Friday, 11:30 am-10 pm; 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.899.1000

Haunted Castle at Cashmere
Cashmere nightclub turns into a haunted castle for the evening, complete with five bars, DJs playing dance hits all night long, go-go dancers, VIP lounge and more.  Friday, 9 pm-2 am; 6757 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles

King Tuts Tomb at Egyptian Theatre
Head to the Egyptian Theatre’s courtyard to dance the night away to top international house DJs spinning Top 40, hip hop and dance music. Win prizes for having the best costume. Friday, 9 pm-2 am; 1625 N. Las Palmas, Los Angeles; RSVP: info@californianightlife.com or  323.604.6030

Halloween Film with Live Organ: Nosferatu
Directed by German Expressionist filmmaker F. W. Murnau, this 1922 classic is accompanied by Clark Wilson on Walt Disney Concert Hall’s incredible organ. Friday; Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles; 323.850.2000

Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration Trick-or-Treating
On Halloween, more than 100 stores and restaurants in Old Pasadena open their doors to all the costumed visitors for free store-to-store trick-or-treating. The Dog Bakery is giving out treats to furry friends that are in disguise. Be on the lookout for Old Pasadena ambassador guides handing out fun little Halloween eggs filled with surprises. Kids will have the opportunity to meet and greet various popular costumed characters along Colorado Blvd. Friday, 5 – 8 pm; Pasadena

Halloween Movie Screening of Mad Monster Party?
This classic 1967 Rankin/Bass romp is a fantastic flashback to stop animation. Mad Monster Party? features all of the groovy ghoulies – Dracula, Werewolf, Mummy, Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein’s Monster, and more! Voices provided by the incomparable Boris Karloff, Phyllis Diller, Ann Margaret, among others. Friday, 7:30 pm; One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley; 626.564.1066

Firefly‘s Halloween Party
Festive dishes and cocktails include the Listen to Me (peanut butter and white chocolate mousse “ear” dripping with raspberry and black currant “blood”); La Calabaza California (The California Pumpkin) made with spiced rum, house made pumpkin spice syrup, lemon and orange juice, candied ginger, with a cinnamon sugar rim and garnished with a slapped sage leaf; and Sangre De Los Ladrones (Blood of Thieves) made with Larceny Bourbon Antica Formula, orange bitters, Red Lillet, garnished with a luxardo cherry. Though costumes are not required, guests are encouraged to play dress up and kick off the evening in imaginative attire, whether continuing the night elsewhere or lingering at the lounge to enjoy frightful tunes. Friday, 5 pm-2 am; 11720 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA; 818.762.1833

The 2nd annual Santa Monica Zombie Crawl
Starting on the Santa Monica Pier, crawlers will moan and growl their way through the city for spooky drink and food specials all night at participating locations with the official pub crawl wristband. Wristbands will give crawlers access to drink specials like $4 drafts, $5 wells and $5 shots at more than five local bars and restaurants, and entrance into the Official Zombie Crawl After Party. The zombies will collide at Wokcano for WOK-ing Dead, the official Zombie Crawl after party, with costume contests, prizes and more. Makeup artists from Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy will be at the starting location to help zombie-fy attendees with free zombie make-up and special effect services. Participating locations include Rusty’s Surf Ranch, Big Dean’s Ocean Front Cafe, Ye Olde King’s Head, Del Frisco’s Grille, Wokcano Santa Monica, and more. $15; Friday, Check-in is from 6:30-9 pm at Rusty’s on the Pier

Strange and Unusual Party At The Mondrian
The Mondrian’s Halloween bash will feature interactive, expertly recreated scenes from Beetlejuice,  along with a slew of cool DJs to jam to. Friday, 8 pm-2 am; 8449 Sunset Blvd.; 323-650-8999

Veuve Clicquot is throwing a Halloween party at the posh Viceroy hotel in Santa Monica. Complete with DJs, two dance floors, a costume contest, and more, the poolside soiree promises to be a blast. Friday, 9 pm; The Viceroy, 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA; 310.260.7511

Día de Los Muertos at Gracias Madre
In honor of the “Day of the Dead,” Executive Chef Chandra Gilbert and Beverage Director Jason Director will be featuring specials include Pan de Muerto, a traditional sweet bread used on altars and eaten at brunch. ($5 during brunch service only) and Pumpkin cake with candied pumpkin and piloncillo glaze with vegan cinnamon ice cream ($8, all day). Cocktails include “Shot and a Beer”, where you will receive a pint from the restaurant’s fall draft selection paired with a vegan cucumber mint margarita jello shot that’s shaped like a skull. Served up with spicy chili salt and a cucumber wheel. Saturday, 11 am-11 pm; 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.978.2170

Dia De Los Muertos Festival
Spend the day soaking in Mexican culture at the Day of the Dead festival. Taking place at the iconic Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the event will feature live musicians and performers, an art exhibition, loads of delicious Mexican food, arts and crafts for purchase, and more than 100 altars honoring the deceased. Saturday, 12 pm-12 am; Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA; 323.469.1181

Day of the Dead Dash 5k
Get some exercise in the Halloween spirit! Remember and honor those who have passed at this festival that will include traditional Día de Los Muertos art exhibits, live music, great food, and altar displays at the finish line! Sunday, 1 pm; Hollenbeck Park, 415 S. Saint Louis St., Boyle Heights

Compañía de Café’s Dia de Los Muertos
This three-day celebration will feature face painting, pumpkin decorating, traditional altar adornment, lotería card games, trick-or-treating for children, and more. Holiday-inspired treats from Executive Pastry Chef Tamara Davis including intricately designed Azulejo tile cookies, black cat cookies filled with house made pumpkin ganache, chocolate skull and La Catrina (Lady of the Dead) marshmallow lollipops, colorful sugar skulls, and more. Friday-Sunday; 110 N Maclay Ave., San Fernando, CA 91340; 747.500.7102

Downtown Día de los Muertos Concert
Grand Park offers a festive Dia de los Muertos celebration, including festive altars, face painting, food trucks, bands and a bar. Get in the holidays spirit with Aztec dance group Xocoyote, the Oaxacan moves of Nueva Antequera and the Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company. Saturday; 200 N Grand Ave., Los Angeles; 213.972.8080


Scotch & Soda and Maison Scotch
Score the Dutch retailer’s women’s and men’s pre-spring and fall 2014 apparel, accessories, and loungewear for $10-150. Friday, 10 am-5 pm; Cooper Bulding, 860 S. Los Angeles Street, #820; Los Angeles, CA

California Market Center
Enjoy 40-80% off men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel and accessories during the multi-showroom Halloween sample sale. Friday, 9 am-3 pm; 110 E 9th St., Los Angeles, CA

Score 30% off all Oak Collection outerwear at both of the brand’s LA stores. Friday-Sunday; 910 S Broadway & 7228 Beverly Blvd.

Vita Fede
Enjoy 20-70% off the luxe jeweler’s past collections. RSVP is mandatory: RSVP@vitafede.com to score access to the one-day-only sample sale. Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Soho House, 9200 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood

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